Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Shuttle™,
a multi-function effects insert module for the 500 series frame format and the
popular Radial Workhorse.
Radial sales manager Steve McKay: "As soon as our engineers started to integrate the
Workhorse within the digital studio environment, they immediately noticed a need to
simplify the process of patching effects in and out following what studios would
normally do using a patch bay. And as we delved further down the rabbit hole, we
realized that the 500 series was limited with respect to performing functions such
as overdubbing. The Shuttle addresses these limitations while opening the door to
creative new patching options."
The Shuttle features three insert loops: Loop-1 is a front-panel insert that employs
¼" TRS connectors for fully balanced connectivity. Insert-2 is an unbalanced insert
that is also front panel mounted that easily interfaces to standard effects devices.
The third TRS insert is available on the Workhorse using the Omniport. This is wired
following convention with tip-send, ring-return, making it ideal to interface with a
remote patchbay. All three loops are equipped with an insert switch that lets the
user compare the wet and dry signal paths. The insert points may also be used as
inputs to feed a signal into the Workhorse mix buss. This opens the door to using
the Workhorse with source devices such as CD players and iPods or with multi-channel
fader packs and so on.
The Shuttle also enables those who own a Workhorse to easily integrate older 500
series modules into the Workhorse mix buss. One simply mounts the non-Radial module
next to the Shuttle, engages the feed function, and the signal will automatically be